We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God

Acts 14:21-22

They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.

Paul and Barnabas decided to return back home to Antioch. They passed through the cities they had visited earlier, to strengthen and encourage the Christians in those cities. Paul and Barnabas had a passion to make disciples. They wanted to strengthen the souls of people and encourage them to enter the kingdom of God.

We as Christians need strengthening in our souls to continue in the faith.

It is a big thing to walk with the Lord, year after year, trial after trial. It takes a strong soul and an encouraged faith.

We also need to go through many trials and tribulations to enter the Kingdom of God.

Paul preached this message and he lived his life in the same way.

Many will not practise what they preach, but Paul practised what he preached.

Paul fought the good fight and finished his race, he has kept the faith.

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